Candy Ken and Baby J are a famous social media couple famous for being different. Ken has a following of 8.9 million on TikTok, while Baby J (also known as Jostasy) has 4.3 million followers. Candy claims on his TikTok bio that he will delete his account once it gets 10 million followers, but it’s unlikely that he will do so.
Candy and Baby run a joint YouTube channel with 237K subscribers. The couple’s posts comedic content and vlogs on the channel. Candy and Baby are also musicians, and you can find their songs on various streaming sites. This piece will look at Candy Ken’s inspiration and his relationship with Baby J.
Candy Ken’s brand is all about mixing things that don’t go together
Candy Ken (real name Jakob Kasimir) was born on 27th July 1992. Ken and his mom share a close bond, and she appears in his videos when he goes back to Austria. On 10th May 2020, he shared a lovely Instagram tribute to his mom which read:
“Forever thankful for the best mum ever. Wouldn’t be the same person without you. Thank u for loving me the way I am and standing behind me at all times. Thank u for supporting my craziness, transformation and all the weird shit I do. Thank u for the best childhood and raising me with proper sense for family and life…”
Ken’s perspective on life changed when he moved to the United States to study. He found that there was more freedom to express himself in the United States than in his native Germany. When Ken came up with the idea of Candy Ken, he wanted somebody else to embody the character while he filmed it.
However, all the people he found were ‘boring,’ and so he decided to become Candy Ken. His style came out as the opposite of what people expected from a person like him. He wore grills, put on colorful wigs, and plastered temporary Hello Kitty tattoos on his muscular frame. Ken explained his style in an interview with Paper Magazine:
“I look like this normal, crazy gym guy and I don’t want to look like that. I love combining muscles and Hello Kitty, being white and wearing grillz – doing things that aren’t supposed to go together. I love Hello Kitty and it looks good on a boy.”
Candy’s style not only earned him social media fame, but it also caught the eye of fashion designers such as Jeremy Scott and Nicola Formichetti.
His main goal is to inspire people with his creativity
Candy Ken hopes to use his creativity to inspire people and to change their mindsets on issues such as sexuality. There are places where he can’t be Candy Ken because of people’s homophobic attitudes. Candy believes that his content can inspire people to be more accepting. He told Paper Magazine:
“My biggest goal is to inspire the right people. I know a lot of people think I’m just trying to provoke, but I am not. I’m trying to get away from stereotypes and follow what my heart tells me and what really makes me happy. I’m trying to work with people like myself and find them. I just want to create music, music videos, films, magazines, photo shoots. I also want my own fashion collection – like Hello Kitty.”
Candy Ken and Baby J broke up in early 2020 but they are now back together
Candy Ken and Baby J reportedly broke up in early 2020, but they quickly got back together. However, most people believe that the couple staged their breakup to create drama and earn more followers. Both of them posted videos on TikTok stating that they were no longer together, but the split didn’t seem real.
The couple appears to have put their past troubles behind them. Candy recently shared a post on Instagram wishing his girlfriend a happy birthday. He captioned the post:
“Happy Birthday to the love of my life, my partner in crime, and my ultimate unicorn girl phantasy. I love you so much. You changed my life 4 ever and I never wanna be without u ever again. Let’s celebrate each other for the rest of our lives. Love you @jostasy. U are my everything.”